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Address: near the The To Mieu Temple | inside the Imperial Enclosure, Hue, Vietnam
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Urns near the temple of generations

There are 9 very large urns dating to the early-mid 1800s and placed opposite the Temple of Generations - these are very symbolic and some dedicated to some of the emperors. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Andover, United Kingdom
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Andover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are 9 very large urns dating to the early-mid 1800s and placed opposite the Temple of Generations - these are very symbolic and some dedicated to some of the emperors. They are decorated with pictures of parts of Vietnam and at least one has signs of bullet damage from the Vietnam war.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the south-west side inside the Citadel (entrance 150,000VND / 30,000VND for children) and there is no extra fee to see this. Simple, symbolic works of art representing the imperial dynasties.

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Thank PierreMalmaison
Amiens, France
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Visiting the whole area would be much better option instead of visiting the palace for this specific attraction. Although this symbol is distinctive for the dynasty of the region.

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Thank VihrenMitev
California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Interesting art on the urns here make them worth inspecting when visiting the Imperial City. The art on the urns is special.

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Thank Chingachgook
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

LArge copper/bronze urns. Some have bullet holes/markss from the American/Vietnam war. Amazing that the survived, really.

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Hawthorn,Co.Durham
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our tour of Hue, the courtyard outside is very impressive. The urns look amazing but when we visited there was a special music item outside with men dressed in court uniforms chanting and playing special drums etc. Very entertaining. Inside the building we saw some remarkable altars to each of the Kings ...so... More 

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Thank Brenda H
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Inside the The To Mieu Temple complex there are nine giant urns which are hard to miss when you're inside the temple complex. Not entirely easy to get all nine of them into a single photo though.

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Thank KGB777
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you end with this part of the citadel, the nine Dynastic urns will be part of what makes this last courtyard a very special moment. There are plenty of other stylistic attributes that makes this a final scene of your day tour, but it is worth paying attention to how different these bronze urns are from the ones earlier... More 

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Thank Bryan H
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a truly amazing and historic part of this amazing Citadel . Hard to believe they have withstood so many battles.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Big vats of solid bronze urns greet you before you get to the central building...which houses the altar shrines of the different emperors. The urns have withstood the vicissitudes of time and the wars have left a few bullet holes in them! When you get inside this big memorial building you see the photos of deceased kings and learn abit... More 

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